I built my first Linux computer and installed Ubuntu 16.04.1 LTS. After installation, I performed a system update and installed the latest NVIDIA drivers for the GPU. Everything works fine while the computer is on; however, after the computer goes into the suspend state I cannot wake it. Pressing a key on the keyboard or clicking the mouse does nothing. If I press the power button, the computer will wake up but the screen remains black and the keyboard and mouse are not active. A list of my computer specs is provided below:

Motherboard = Gigabyte Z170N Gaming 5
CPU = Intel Core i7 6700 3.4GHz
Storage = Samsung 950 Pro, PCIe MVMe M.2, 256GB
RAM = G Skill Ripjaws V, DDR4 3200MHz, 32GB (2 x 16GB)
Monitor = Dell 4K, 27-inch screen, connected via DisplayPort cable
Power Supply = Corsair SF 600W
Linux kernel = 4.4.0-57-generic

I have the latest NVIDIA driver 375.26 installed for the GPU and selected the intel-microcode driver for the CPU.

additional drivers

Are there any suggestions on what I can do to make the suspend feature work properly? Is there a system log that I can view to see any errors that occur when waking from suspend?

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You can avoid freezeing by unchecking "Allow Flipping" in Nvidia X server -> OpenGL. But be prepared, that more issues can occure.

EDIT: With the newest system update and 381.09 from repository, the problem has not occured yet. No glitches and freezing so far after returning from suspend. I have 1060GTX.

  • I just wanted to sit and use my computer without these issues
    – deFreitas
    Dec 21, 2018 at 1:09

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